The “comfort & joy” gift guide

Comfort & Joy: holiday gifts for her. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Holiday gift ideas for women…✨

I like giving gifts that are practical and useful, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun too. This year especially, I’ve been looking for gifts that lift the spirits and spread some cheer.

J.Crew everyday cashmere crewneck sweater. See my complete holiday gift guide at une femme d'un certain age.

These cashmere sweaters are soft and warm, and come in oodles of colors. Sizes XX-Small to 3X. I have a few of these and they’re really great everyday sweaters.

Dean Davidson green amethyst earrings and pendant necklace. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I am absolutely smitten with these new Green Amethyst pieces from Dean Davidson! Earrings | Necklace They’re light and simple enough to wear everyday but add a gorgeous finishing touch. (Both earrings and necklace are also available in Silver metal. And there are other gemstone colors too.)

Cashmere and silk blend floral scarf. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These cashmere-silk blend scarves are so light and soft! I love mine in leopard print, but if florals are more her thing, this one is so pretty!

Striped silk eye mask. Details and more holiday gift ideas at une femme d'un certain age.

A silk eye mask is one of my travel essentials, but I also find myself using one more at home (like when the neighbors forget to turn off their outside floodlights 😬 ). This striped one is really fun. And silk pillowcases also make nice gifts!

Coco Rose hydrating beauty set. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This Hydrating Trio set of coconut-based products would make a nice stocking stuffer. It includes a body polish, facial spray and lip balm to help combat dry winter skin. (Cruelty-free, too.)

J.Crew large cashmere wrap in camel. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Wrapped up all warm and cozy…an oversized cashmere wrap is so nice for keeping the chill away. And it will be a great item to have on hand when we can travel again.

Leopard print cashmere lined gloves. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

These cashmere-lined gloves keep hands warm and dry, and add some zhush to winter outfits.

Cotton rib beanie in flamingo pink. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

For those who are allergic or sensitive to wool, here’s a ribbed recycled cotton beanie in a happy flamingo pink.

Diptyque limited edition fir scented candle. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I love evergreen scented candles in the winter. This limited edition candle adds some holiday cheer. Though not as decorative, this le labo candle is also nice (and it’s made in the US).

Madewell recycled faux fur slippers in leopard print. Details and more holiday gift ideas at une femme d'un certain age.

Slippers, of course! These are made from recycled faux fur.

Haflinger spotted dog slippers. Details and more holiday gifts at une femme d'un certain age.

I love my Haflinger slippers. This pup sporting bright polka dots is just so darn cheerful!

Happy Socks gift set for women. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Also smile-inducing: some fun, bright socks. These are a cotton blend. More styles and colors HERE.

Calamityware "things could be worse" mugs. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Finally, if she has a good sense of humor, she might enjoy these “things could be worse” porcelain mugs from Calamityware.

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  1. Paula Higbee
    November 13, 2020 / 6:36 am

    Hi Susan. I’m trying to order the cashmere scarf for my mom. But I don’t know how much 63 pounds is and I tried ordering through PayPal and it didn’t work. I’ve not ordered anything from Great Britain before.

    • Susan Blakey
      November 13, 2020 / 6:38 am

      Hi Paula, according to my conversion chart, with current rates 63 pounds would be around $83. If you look at the upper left hand corner on the website, there’s a small widget that allows you to change the country and currency. You can set it to USD. Hope this helps!

      • Paula Higbee
        November 13, 2020 / 6:59 am

        Thanks so much! I finally got it.

        • Susan Blakey
          November 13, 2020 / 7:07 am

          Wonderful, thank you!

  2. Jane
    November 13, 2020 / 7:25 am

    Love the “Things Could Be Worse” mugs! Made me LOL!

    Thanks for this bit of levity in an oh too serious world, Susan.

  3. Deborah
    November 13, 2020 / 3:22 pm

    The “Things Could be Worse” mugs are the best thing I’ve seen in a while! Ordered a couple to brighten our kitchen and also for gifts. We also ordered the sea monster puzzle, which looks like it will keep us busy fr some time. Thanks for the great ideas!

    November 14, 2020 / 4:06 am

    Those mugs are awesome!

  5. citizen spot
    November 14, 2020 / 11:45 am

    That Calamityware site is treasure trove of cool gifts. Thanks for the tip!

    • Susan Blakey
      November 14, 2020 / 1:40 pm

      I thought you might like that one!

  6. Patricia
    November 20, 2020 / 7:23 am

    I just received the necklace from Dean & Davidson and a I love it! It’s a gift for my daughter-in-law and I think it’s perfect.
    I have had good luck at for gifts. Their classic touch gloves are lovely and perfect for Southern California winter evenings. I have given many as gifts and have a pair of my own.

  7. Kathy M
    December 13, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    This is a fabulous gift guide! Thank you and Happy Holidays! I so enjoy your posts.

    • Susan Blakey
      December 13, 2020 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks so much, Kathy!

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